Browder’s latest law bot

A20-year-old British student has vowed to ‘take down… exploitative’ lawyers with his latest law ‘bot’ for challenges to council tax bills. read more

QC wins press ruling

A QC has won a ruling against a tabloid newspaper that suggested she ‘buried evidence’ during a Crown Court fraud trial. read more

Disclosure failures

Prosecution disclosure failures are risking miscarriages of justice, inspectors have reported.The Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary joint report... read more

Call to simplify sentencing

The Law Commission wants to introduce one statute that will be a comprehensive source of sentencing law. read more

Neuberger fires parting shots at government

Ministers risk undermining the authority of the judiciary by starving it of funds, the country’s most senior judge warned in his valedictory speech. read more

Number of disbarred barristers doubles over twelve months

Twice as many barristers were disbarred last year than during the previous year, a report from the regulator revealed. read more

Next Lord Chief Justice

Lord Justice Burnett has been appointed as the next Lord Chief Justice. Aged 59, he was called to the Bar in 1980 and practised mainly in common law and public law. read more

Former Bar chair Hirst

Jonathan Hirst QC, Bar Chairman in 2000, died aged 64 at his home in London in July after suffering a long illness. read more

Grenfell Tower inquiry

Retired Court of Appeal judge, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, was appointed to carry out the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people. read more

Hillsborough prosecutions

Solicitor for South Yorkshire Police, Peter Metcalf, was among six charged in relation to the 1996 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, in which 96 people died. read more